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Rochester, NY City Employee Indicted on Possesion with Intent to Distrubute Cocaine

Rochester, NY City Employee Indicted on Possesion with Intent to Distrubute Cocaine
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announces a federal grand jury in Rochester has returned a one-count indictment charging Christopher Kendrick, 37, of Rochester, N.Y., with possession with intent to distribute of five kilograms or more of cocaine. The charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, a fine of $10,000,000, or both. Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank H.

Jamacian Citizen, 31 Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Identity Fraud

Jamacian Citizen, 31 Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Identity Fraud

BUFFALO, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announces  that Roxanne Williams, 31, a native and citizen of Jamaica who had been residing in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Court Judge William M. Skretny, to making false statements in connection with a fraudulent passport application and aggravated identity theft. The false statement charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both. The aggravated identity theft carries a mandatory minimum sentence of two years in prison to be imposed consecutive to any sentence imposed for the false statement charges.

 

Buffalo, NY male Pleads guilty to Bank Robbery

Buffalo, NY male Pleads guilty to Bank Robbery
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announces that Michael Bland, 18, of Buffalo, N.Y., pleaded guilty to bank robbery, before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $250,000,00 fine or both.   Assistant U.S.

Final Defendant Sentenced In Case Involving Grandmother Alledgedly Headed Family Drug Organization

Final Defendant Sentenced In Case Involving Grandmother Alledgedly Headed Family Drug Organization

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announces that Leo Mellerson, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute and distribution of crack cocaine, was sentenced to 15 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge, Richard J. Arcara.

 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Clare Kane, who handled the case, stated that between 2000 and February 2012, Theresa Anderson headed an illegal narcotics drug trafficking organization that controlled drug sales on Swinburne and Deshler Streets in the City of Buffalo. The defendant employed several family members to sell crack cocaine on a daily basis in the neighborhood. Among them, Mellerson, who is the boyfriend of her daughter Toshia Anderson. On October 26, 2011, Mellerson sold crack cocaine to an undercover police officer on two separate occasions. 

 

Tonawanda Male, 74 Plead Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

Tonawanda Male, 74 Plead Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

BUFFALO, N.Y.–U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announces that Dennis Henneman, 74, of Tonawanda, N.Y., pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio, to possession of child pornography. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both.  

 

        Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant downloaded child pornography from the internet. Henneman possessed a hard drive and laptop computer containing images of child pornography. A forensic analysis of the computer and external hard drives revealed more than 600 images of child pornography stored on the devices. Some of the images were of children less than 12 years old and some contained depictions of violence.

 

Cheektowaga, NY Mail Carrier Fails to Deliver - Pleads Guilty

Cheektowaga, NY Mail Carrier Fails to Deliver - Pleads Guilty

 

BUFFALO, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Daniel Brautlacht, 20, of Cheektowaga, N.Y., pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny, to delay or destruction of mail. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both. 

 

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Russell T. Ippolito, Jr., who is handling the case, stated that the defendant started working for the United States Postal Service (“USPS”) as a city carrier assistant on March 9, 2013. In this position, Brautlacht was responsible for delivering letters, postal cards, packages, bags or mail on behalf of the USPS.

       

 

Victor, NY Male Charged with failing to file Tax Returns 2007 2008 2009

Victor, NY Male Charged with failing to file Tax Returns 2007 2008 2009
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announces that Christopher Wheeler, 46, of Victor, N.Y., was charged in a three-count information with willfully failing to file tax returns for 2007, 2008 and 2009. The charges carry a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a $75,000 fine. Assistant U.S. Attorney John J.